Rodney Copperton
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What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 9, 2013. 4 Replies

Okay, I've been working with plasticine for years. I can create cartoon characters that are almost identical to their counterparts (just in a 3D format). However, to animate them... they don't move…Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"I don't think there is a better clay type material than plasticine, if you want to do clay animation. Some of us prefer to use other types of materials like foam latex that can bend and be animated, but don't have the ability to be…"
Feb 9, 2013
Rodney Copperton replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"To stop-motion in general... I wouldn't say I'm a newbie so as much as an amateur. I've made personal videos I haven't shared because I don't care to (they have no story, they are there just to see how things move &…"
Feb 9, 2013
LIOs Nephew replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"Even though you're experienced sculptor, are you a newbie to stop motion??? So much stuff to know about and would take bible size book contents about stop motion. In general, you definitely have an internal armature to support the…"
Feb 9, 2013
Strider replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"Wires can just cut right through the clay - you need to make armatures. Put something around the wire to make it thicker - you can pack epoxy putty around them to make bones or wrap them with many windings of paper taped or glued on. For large areas…"
Feb 9, 2013
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What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?

Okay, I've been working with plasticine for years. I can create cartoon characters that are almost identical to their counterparts (just in a 3D format). However, to animate them... they don't move too well because as you move plasticine, it either is too heavy (with large characters), or too thin & they fall over (if you have skinny legs).I've tried some work arounds by sticking some wires in them, but some are either too thin or too thick, and it really makes it a pain in the ass to make…See More
Feb 9, 2013
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Notes From The Sanatorium

"I love it. Granted, I only saw a couple videos here because I'm new to this site... but this is really great. The animation is smooth, sets are wonderful, lighting is great... looks professional. The character design looks scary because of the…"
Feb 5, 2013

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Anyone else excited about the mirrorless camera support coming to Dragonframe?

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan 18 minutes ago. 17 Replies

So browsing the Dragonframe forums, it looks like the GH4 and A7s are among some of the new cameras that will be supported in Dragonframe 4. I have no idea what other cameras they are planning to add, but this seems like a really useful…Continue

Paranorman Eyes

Started by Paul in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan 25 minutes ago. 20 Replies

Hi All,Anybody got any info about how Paranormans Eyes work and what theyre made of?Ive watched all the featurettes I can watch and while it shows the eyes in plenty of them Im still not sure of the full workings of them. It looks like the eyelids…Continue

Chase Me

Started by deschaud gilles in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan 44 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Hello Everyone,I'm really happy to tell you that my short movie is finished.It was possible thanks to some of your advices on this forum ! I'm really grateful for that ! I hope you will like it.A trailer and little making-of is available here : …Continue

Tumble Leaf

Started by Roger Beck in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

This is a really well made stop motion show that was done as an Amazon Original…Such incredible craftsmanship. I'm kind of surprised that they're still making top quality stop motion kids' shows like this anymore since everything seems to be going…Continue

Tags: Television, Bix Pix Entertainment, Kids' Show, Children's Show, Tumble Leaf

Home set up for silver soldering

Started by Roos Mattaar in MACHINE SHOP. Last reply by Roos Mattaar yesterday. 10 Replies

Hi there,Not a very much used part of the message board it seems here, but seems most appropriate for my question...I finally have a great space to use as my own stop motion workshop/studio, hooray!I have done some ball and socket armature making…Continue

My first ball & socket armature - a vulture bird

Started by Roos Mattaar in ARMATURES. Last reply by Roos Mattaar yesterday. 11 Replies

Hello everyone,I was planning to just share some pictures in the album I already started earlier, when working on the first wing, but for some reason I haven't been able to add more pictures to the album... (I posted the problem I have in the forum…Continue

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